The Saint George in Carinzia Supreme Military Order is among the only two Knight Orders, of military and noble nature, which can legitimately and legally confer honorary knight titles. It is located in Rome, Italy, recognized with a sentence by the Supreme Court, penal section III, no.2008, on April 23, 1959, effective by a law on March 3, 1951. Number 178 delivers that such honorary knight titles could be conferred on Italian citizens and foreigners, in Italy and abroad, on the condition that in order to avoid confusion with other Knight orders, it is indicated the denomination, together with the degree of the honoree.

        It is certainly the most prestigious title and as in all Knight Orders, it has roots in a very remote past, however, it enjoys still today the same traditions and initial conditions. In times past, it was restricted to Heroes, Military Generals, and to highly valuable men. In modern times the order keeps it traditions by giving the right recognitions to Knights of a new crusade, transformed by modern living, and yet with similar merits, certainly not inferior to those of their predecessors. Parts of this Order are men of government, men of science and art, Prelates and men of great value who distinguish themselves for humanitarian enterprises, all people upon whom it is conferred, in various circumstances, the degree of Knight, Official Knight, Grand Official Knight, Magisterial Grace Knight, Grand Cross Knight, and Necklace Knight. All Various degrees are to be considered equal, on the same level in value, although the Necklace Knight title is limited to 15 people with only 13 necklaces available to be handed down: It has not been conferred on anyone for the past 32 years. Furthermore, while all the other honorary signs of distinction cannot be altered, and are equal for all the honorees, the necklace can be coined according to taste and possibilities. The original necklace from the 1300,s was very simple. Permission was granted to coin further elements and to make it with gold, silver, and other precious metals. For example in the necklace of William of Grandson, who died in battle during the 1366 expedition to the orient, there were 13 little crosses. In the necklace of Boniface of Clallant, Lord of Varey, there was a rose.

Another relevant fact: The distinguished tenor Giuseppe Taormina it is the first honoree to receive this necklace in the United States.